“I’m preparing a civil suit against you on behalf of my client.”
My chin drops. “Miss Pigot is mounting a lawsuit against me? I’m astonished. On what grounds?”
“Malicious libel,” he replies without emotion.
I can’t keep myself from laughing. The very idea that I libeled that woman is ridiculous. Mr. Carruthers looks taken aback. Surely he sees the absurdity of the situation. A disgraced lady missionary suing the Principal of Scottish College. Who could believe such a thing could happen?
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